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Groovy times had by all at the 02.14.15 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade. Photos courtesy of Venice Breeze Suites

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Groovy times had by all at the 02.14.15 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade. This annual event is hosted by Miss Jessica and the The Gumbo Brothers .  View 2015 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Parade event photo highlights below by Venice Paparazzi.   This year's 2015 Mardi Gras photos sponsored by Venice Breeze Suites. In this photo: 2015 Venice Beach Mardi Gras Queen Michelle Van Vlie & King Marc William Sloan.   A little Venice History:   Following insert by Jeffrey Stanton. "Venice held...more

February 14th, 2015 -

The Venice Sign is back in white! Also, find out how you can be part of the Venice Sign through the Adopt-A-Bulb program.

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The Venice Sign is back in white!  It has been shining the colors red, green and white since the Venice Sign Holiday Lighting on Dec. 05 2014. - In this photo:   Todd Alter of Alternative Lighting Solutions.  Photo submitted by George Francisco - A little Venice History!  The legendary Abbot Kinney introduced the world to Venice in 1905 on the 4th of July. Spanning across Windward Avenue at Pacific (then Trolley Way), 3-foot high letters spelling VENICE glowed to...more

February 6th, 2015 -

Feb. 3rd is Original Dogtown Z-Boy Jay Adams’ birthday! Happy birthday Jay! You are remembered!

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Photo above from the April 2014 Jay Z Boy Classic event photos. (Following insert from Wikipedia )  About:  Jay J Adams (Feb. 3, 1961 – Aug.15, 2014) was an American skateboarder most prominently known as one of the original members of Z-Boys skateboarding team. He is known as “The Original Seed” of the sport and considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Adams died of a heart attack on August 15, 2014. Click here to read...more

February 3rd, 2015 -

Venice Paparazzi rolls out the red carpet for Gold’s Gym’s 50th Anniversary! Take the Gold’s Gym Fit Test! #LegacyInTheMaking

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Congratulations to Gold's Gym on 50 years!   Since 1965, Gold’s Gym has become the worldwide leader in fitness with more than 725 gyms in 38 states and 25 countries. A little history on Gold's Gym and Venice:  - Following insert from GoldsGym.com - Gold’s Gym has been the authority on fitness since 1965. It was then that fitness legend Joe Gold took the knowledge and expertise he gained from training at the world famous “Muscle Beach” and opened up...more

January 7th, 2015 -

A Year in Review! Check out the local events that Venice Paparazzi has covered in 2014. See if you made the cut!

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Check out the list of local events that Venice Paparazzi has covered in 2014! See if you made the cut!  - 21st Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon. Hosted by Ger-I Lewis James Franco spotted on the Venice Boardwalk painting "The Interview" mural with ICU Art - In Creativity Unit The Sidewalk Cafe's annual employee and customer appreciation holiday party! 3rd Annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting with P!nk, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Daniel Samakow, Venice Symphony Orchestra, and Venice Chamber of Commerce. Green Goddess Collective Holiday...more

December 26th, 2014 -

21st Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon. Hosted by Ger-I Lewis

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Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the 21st Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon at the Venice Breakwater on Dec. 20th, 2014.  View event photo highlights below! The Venice Surf-A-Thon is founded and organized by  Ger-I Lewis.  Here is a message from Ger-I.  "I Founded the Venice Surf-A-Thon in 1993 after returning home from military service. I wished to do something for our community."  Nice!  Thank you Ger-I for 21 years of the Venice Surf-A-Thon! Stay connected with Ger-I and...more

December 20th, 2014 -

James Franco spotted on the Venice Boardwalk painting “The Interview” mural with ICU Art – In Creativity Unit

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Check out the 12.19.14 NBC Channel 4 video segment featuring Venice Paparazzi on "The Interview" with President Obama and Sony's CEO Michael Lynton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPkZI8D5FdI&feature=youtu.be View photos of James Franco in Venice below! James Franco in front of the newly painted "The Interview" movie mural on Sat. Dec. 13th.  The mural is located at the Venice Paparazzi headquarters  on 19th Ave. and Oceanfront Walk, across from Poke Poke (the best sashimi and poke bowls found here), Espresso Yo'Self Coffee...more

December 13th, 2014 -

Great times had by all at The Sidewalk Cafe’s annual employee and customer appreciation holiday party!

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Event:  The Sidewalk Cafe hosted their annual employee and customer appreciation holiday party on December, 16,  2014.  The place was rocking with the live DJ, dancing, open bar, buffet, toy drive,  sexy ladies dressed in holiday cheer, a well lit Christmas tree and decorations, and much more. It was a Sidewalk family affair.    Check out the photo highlights below.  Photos by Venice Paparazzi team member Jenny Rolapp.   ----- About The Sidewalk Cafe:  Located on the Venice Boardwalk at Venice...more

December 16th, 2014 -

3rd Annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting with P!nk, Councilmember Mike Bonin, Daniel Samakow and Venice Symphony Orchestra. Event hosted by Venice Chamber of Commerce.

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Great times had by all at the 3rd Annual Venice Sign Lighting!  Check out event photos and video below! About the Venice Sign:  The legendary Abbot Kinney introduced the world to Venice in 1905 on the 4th of July. Spanning across Windward Avenue at Pacific (then Trolley Way), 3-foot high letters spelling VENICE glowed to electric life!  It is a defining symbol of Venice, past and present.   In 2007, the Venice Sign Restoration Project recreated and installed...more

December 5th, 2014 -

Green Goddess Collective Holiday Party

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Venice Paparazzi brought out the VP automated photo bot for Green Goddess Collective's Holiday Party on Dec. 13, 2014.    4' x 6'  prints were made on the spot for all the guests!  Fun times had by all! About the Green Goddess Collective:  Green Goddess Collective is a patients’ group organized under the Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Code, providing safe and reasonable access to medicine for qualified patients in accordance with California Health & Safety Code 11362.5.  City...more

December 13th, 2014 -